18 Prepositional Phrases with FOR
Hello English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at prepositional phrases with for which can help you improve your vocabulary significantly and understand English even better.
Here is the list of prepositional phrases with for:
- As for
- For ever
- For all
- For now
- For fun
- For hire
- For long
- For real
- For sure
- For nothing
- To die for
- For instance
- For a laugh
- For a song
- For starters
- For the better
- For a change
- Be meant for
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As for (someone/something)
Meaning: regarding someone or something.
- As for food and drinks for the party, don’t worry, it’s all been taken care of.
Meaning: for good, for eternity.
- Unfortunately, many forests on the planet have gone for ever.
Meaning: in spite of.
- For all my efforts, the plant remained small and eventually wilted.
Meaning: until later.
- I’ll leave the door open for now and we’ll close it later.
Meaning: for entertaining purposes.
- Peter liked playing the guitar for fun.
Meaning: available for rent.
- There was a beautiful cottage for hire by the lake.
Meaning: for a long time.
- Laura likes travelling. She never stays at home for long.
Meaning: used to say that something is serious.
- The first fire alarm was false but the second one was for real.
Meaning: without a doubt.
- The police don’t know for sure what happened.
Meaning: for free; without any purpose.
- He gave his old piano for nothing.
- They are arguing for nothing.
To die for
Meaning: use the phrase when you want something very much.
- The shoes I saw are to die for. I have to buy them.
Meaning: for example.
- People in Switzerland, for instance, speak four languages.
For a laugh
Meaning: for entertainment.
- They made a prank for a laugh but it turned into an argument.
For a song
Meaning: very cheaply.
- We bought a car for a song.
Meaning: use the phrase to say that something is the first in the list.
- For starters, we’ll visit the museum and then we’ll go for a walk.
For the better
Meaning: to be improved.
- Our mum’s health changed for the better.
For a change
Meaning: contra to what things usually happen.
- Why don’t you pay us a drink sometimes, for a change?
Be meant for
Meaning: perfectly suited for someone or something.
- John and Lucy are meant for each other.
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